Bob Paquette Sr., 1929-2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Paquette, Sr.

Bob at the March 2012 WARCI Swap Meet

Bob was a member of AWA and a WARCI member since 1996. He was the author of the book The History & Evolution of the Microphone, founder of Select Sound Service, and curator of Bob Paquette’s Microphone Museum in Milwaukee.

If you haven’t seen Jim Peck’s 2006 interview with Bob Paquette from I Remember, I encourage you to watch it here.

Our own Dennis Schrank wrote an article about Bob Paquette’s Microphone Museum in 2009.

Bob was 88 years old.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a tribute to Bob on December 2nd.

A wake will be held at Becker Ritter Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec 4th, from 4 – 7 pm
Becker Ritter Funeral Home
14075 West North Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005

In August 2017, Robert experienced the dream of his life – to fly in a P-51 World War II fighter through the generosity of the Commemorative Air Force. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the organization at

2 thoughts on “Bob Paquette Sr., 1929-2018

  1. Bob did show me many tricks in sound service work since first meeting him in late 1989. He allowed me to visit him in the museum to read thru his library of technical books. Sometimes after work I would visit. Bob, you will be missed

  2. Thank you so much. I had not seen this particular video of Bob before. He was indeed a wonderful man in every way. I had a collection of about 120 Mics but when I first walked into the museum is was overwhelming. He had me bite down on the lever and it was such a strange sensation hearing the music just through your head. I treasure his book. I was lucky to have visited the museum a second time before he passed. He was one of Wisconsin’s true treasures. Thanks again.

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